As many of you know, SVBC convened a unique closed session at our April Silicon Valley Bike Summit to pull together law enforcement, elected officials, and city leaders to discuss the road safety issues facing our area. That group had a subsequent meeting and is now calling itself the Roadway Safety Solutions Team and is emerging as a powerful collaborative.
At our last meeting, we... read the whole note.
UPDATE 7/23: This position has been filled. Thanks to all who applied.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is seeking a talented and energetic Event and Volunteer Coordinator to help with valet bike parking at community events, outreach tabling, and volunteer recruitment. The hours for this Event Coordinator position are approximately 20-30 hours/week through the end of September,... read the whole note.
UPDATE 7/23: Applications for this position are no longer being accepted. Thank you to all who applied.
SVBC is hiring Safe Routes to School Coordinators to administer on-site bicycle and pedestrian safety education to elementary and middle school students. These positions are crucial to introducing students to valuable walking and biking safety skills so that they can grow up active... read the whole note.
People for Bikes President Tim Blumenthal is reaching out to advocates around the country for our help in preserving federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects. Act today to let the your Senators and Representative know that this funding is important to their constituencies, and pass this request on to friends and families in less bike-friendly districts and states.
During recent... read the whole note.
Our colleagues at the California Bicycle Coalition need your help to push a cyclist safety bill through its next committee hearing.
Last month the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1464, the 3-foot passing bill authored by State Senator Alan Lowenthal and sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles, after more than 2,200 bicyclists sent emails urging... read the whole note.
This year, SVBC has been working with our Policy Advisory Committee and our Local Teams to craft bicycling-related questions to ask candidates in select races in our area. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, SVBC cannot and does not endorse any candidate. We can, however, share their views with you. The answers are coming back, and we're publishing them here on the SVBC website.
Here are the... read the whole note.
The San José Bike Clinic (SJBC) will be at the Downtown San José Farmers Market on June 1 and 8, August 10, and September 7 and 21. Stop by for minor repairs on your bike, or to learn more about maintaining and repairing your own ride.
The mission of the San José Bike Clinic is to provide a shared space for bicycle repair and education and to build a robust and diverse cycling community... read the whole note.
UPDATE 5/31: A suggested bicycle detour route has been provided - see directions at the bottom of this post. A map of the detour can be found by clicking here (PDF, 1.75 MB).
Crystal Springs Road between Polhemus and Skyline/Hwy 35, in unincorporated San Mateo County just south of the Town of Hillsborough, will be closed be for 18 consecutive days from Monday, June 11th to Friday, June... read the whole note.
Here's the latest on San José trails from Yves Zsutty, Trail Manager with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services.Highway 237 Bikeway Construction
Construction of the bikeway project between Zanker Road and Coyote Creek (north side) continues. Asphalt paving, striping and fencing are in place. Opening of the trail is delayed until early June as final work... read the whole note.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has been crafting a brand new bicycle plan that defines the strategies it will pursue over the next ten years to double the number of passengers who access stations by bike. Your comments are being solicited by May 27. Have a look at the draft plan (PDF 3 MB) and appendices (PDF 3 MB). You can send comments to email@example.com.
BART is making its way into... read the whole note.